Day: August 23, 2008

TV

The Cho Show: The Ethnic Kathy Griffin Show?

At first Blindie was skeptical of Margaret Cho’s The Cho Show because we were already big fans of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List but after watching an episode we’re starting to come around.

Cho has filled her show with the same props as Griffin -her gays, her comedian friends, her parents, and a lot of inappropriate jokes but manages to trump the D-Lister with a few extras.

Here is a short list of Cho Show extras that are quickly winning Blindie over:

1. Cho’s hilarious impersonation of Koreans, including her parents.

2. Her parents are sub-titled every time they talk, even though they are speaking English!

2. Funner, cooler comedian friends like Bobby Lee, Wanda Sykes -and they’re ethnic!

4. Her assistant on the show is Selene Luna, the diminutive “one-of-a-kind entertainer.”

5. Sound bites like these: from her stylist “…even though you ain’t Chinese, but no one knows the difference,” and Cho describing her bikini wax as “a Fu Manchu.”

6. Cho’s parents passively pressuring her to have children by buying her a traditional Korean baby outfit -for a boy, no less!

7. Cho is tattooed and potty-mouthed and sometimes displays a “sister girl” attitude, a la Kimora Lee.

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Media Music Where In The World Is Michael Jackson?

Where In The World Is Michael Jackson? Somewhere Turning 50

Prince did it on June 7th, Madonna did it on August 16th, and Michael Jackson will be doing it on August 29th.

The moonwalking, oxygen chamber sleeping, Peter Pan fan is turning 50 years old and will be releasing a compilation album in honor of the momentous occasion. The 18 track album titled King Of Pop was selected by British fans from a list of 50 songs on The Sun and GMTV websites.

Jackson recently collaborated with Akon on the track “Hold My Hand,” and even hung out with the rapper but left him “stunned” by odd behavior. Akon told UK tabloid Daily Star that the King of Pop greeted him in his pyjamas. “I was like, ‘Are you going out like that?’ He was in his pyjamas and I was waiting to see if he was going to change. He [then] grabs a scarf and puts it around his head, then he grabs the kids and puts a scarf around their heads, so I grab a scarf and put it around my head and off we go.

Akon “stunned” by odd behavior from Michael Jackson? Hello, he’s nicknamed “Wacko Jacko” by the British press. We’re stunned Akon even got the opportunity to spend time with the singer and his children.

British fans determining the lineup for a Michael Jackson birthday album? Again, he’s nicknamed “Wacko Jacko” by the British press! We’re the ones who nicknamed him the King of Pop here in the states so why do the Brits get to choose the lineup?

PHOTO: AP

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